Risingshadow has posted the cover and synopsis of The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock, the first book in a new trilogy: The Sanctuary of the White Friars, coming soon (-ish) to a bookstore near you.
Here’s the synopsis:
Michael Moorcock returns after more than a decade with a brand new trilogy that pries deep into the history of fantastical storytelling
Back in the Thirteenth Century, King Henry III granted a plot of land in the heart of London to an order of Friars known as the Carmelites. In return, they entered into a compact with God to guard a holy object. This sanctuary became a refuge for many of ill-repute, as the Friars cast no judgment and took in all who were in search of solace.
Known as Alsatia, it did not suffer like the rest of the world. No Plague affected it. No Great Fire burned it. No Blitz destroyed it. Within its walls lies a secret to existence – one that has been kept since the dawn of time – a bevy of creation, where reality and romance, life and death, imaginary and real share the same world.
One young man’s entrance into this realm sends a shockwave of chaos through time. What lies at the center of this sacred realm is threatened for the first time in human existence.
Science fiction and fantasy legend Michael Moorcock launches his first new trilogy in ten years with The Whispering Swarm.
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (Oct 2014)
- ISBN-10: 0765324776
- ISBN-13: 978-0765324771